Remember when I said I would do a Korea make-up haul post? Shopping for makeup in Korea was an incredible experience, especially for skincare. I have three rules when I am shopping for skincare: organic ingredients, affordable, and of course, effective. The Korean makeup industry is much more advanced, cheaper, and regulated than the US. Therefore, South Korea was a haven for a picky shopper like me!
Here are a couple of products I came back satisfied with. All the products are either from Skinfood or Innisfree, brands known to only use natural ingredients. None of these products contain harmful parabens!
Moisture Firming Skin and Lotion 36,000 won (18000 won each)
The Koreans have developed a 5-step skin regimen, essence, serum, skin, lotion, eye cream. I opted out for barest necessities, skin and lotion. The Innisfree had a nifty device that measured the moisture level of your skin. My skin was just below the ideal moisture level, so they suggested products that focused on hydrating my skin. After using it for a week, the moisture and firming lotion by Innisfree does pretty much what it says. The skin feels hydrating and the lotion makes my skin velvety smooth. The price was great too for the generous size especially considering how expensive organic products are in the US.
No matter what you decide to do with your gal pals, you still want to look your best. It’s hard to always look your best on a budget but here are a few wardrobe ideas for a night out with your girlfriends no matter what you decide to do.
When it comes to fashion we always want to look our best, and for those who live for fashion we want to look the best and want the best. By wanting the best, we mean the best of texture, material, and rich in color – no matter what color that may be – and to be honest fashion by these terms can get a little pricey. This is why we searched everywhere to find the best affordable clothes for just our readers.
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We’ve all heard the dos and don’ts within the workforce – especially when it comes to your choice in clothing. For most jobs, conservativeness is the only style that’s accepted and recognized by co-workers and employers. We could tell where a person is in his/her life by taking a look at their closets. Most of the time when a closet is full of suits, trousers, collared shirts and blouses, and dress shoes, we could easily assume that that person is a working woman/man. During the week, a working woman/man lives a life where only clean, sharp, and conservative lines exists but of course we, here at Audrey, strongly believe a unique fashion sense doesn’t have to be ruled out in the office. It’s possible to express yourself through fashion even if you’re on the job. It only takes a few smart decisions in cut and color to look like how you want to look, but still staying on your boss’ good side. For proof, we put together 5 outfits that are completely wearable in the office and the other best part is that they’re all available for under $100.
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Fall 2012 may be months away, but we, here at Audrey, can’t wait to feel the texture of wool, knits, and tweed on our skin again. This is why we’re so excited to tell you about a fall collection from the luxury brand Paul & Joe and its more affordable line Paul & Joe Sister. Our observation of what’s to come for fall trends were supported when we went through the racks of clothes from autumn collection yesterday on Robertson Blvd. We were pleased to see chunky knitted sweaters, leather bottoms and tops, cute and exotic prints, and suits filled the shiny silver racks. As well-groomed ladies came sauntering into the store, a DJ in the corner was spinning lively music while a server walked around the store holding a silver tray of hors d’oeuvres and a bartender in the back mixed pink martinis. The mood of the event was perfectly set making it easier and a more pleasant evening for us to get a sneak preview of Paul & Joe’s Autumn collection.
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Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles on Thursday. Founded in 1982, LEAP is a national, nonprofit organization that aims to advance Asians and Pacific Islanders in all areas of society. Every year, LEAP recognizes select individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. This year, JD Hokoyama, Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, Maggie Mui, and Hui O Hana Pono were honored.
The evening started off with a VIP reception, hosted by Toyota Financial Services, followed by a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. In attendance were LEAP’s Board of Directors as well as guests from LEAP’s extensive client list, which includes many leading corporations. After mingling, it was time for dinner and the presentation of awards.
The two individual honorees for the evening were JD Hokoyama and Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang. Hokoyama is the former president and CEO of LEAP. He recently retired last October after leading LEAP for 30 years. Hokoyama still acts as a leadership consultant in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Dr. Thang is the Executive Director of Boat People SOS, a Vietnamese American nonprofit organization that focuses on disaster relief in the U.S. and several Asian countries. Dr. Thang has won several other awards, including the Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award from OCA in 2010.
The David R. Barclay Alumni Leadership Award is given to a LEAP alumnae who exemplifies the values of equal opportunity, social justice, diversity and inclusion, integrity and servant leadership. This year’s recipient was Maggie Miu, the Senior Vice President and Regional Director of Diverse Segments at Wells Fargo, who has been with the company for 22 years.
Last but not least, the Community Award was given to Hui o Hana Pono, a nonprofit corporation that aims to improve the lives of Native Hawaiians. Founded by David EK Cooper in 2003, Hui o Hana Pono now consists of five companies – The Hana Group, Hana Industries, HBC Management Services, Haka Incorporated, and Hana Technologies and Systems.
Learn more about LEAP and how you can help here.
With the warm, quintessentially L.A. summer still upon us here in Southern California, there’s no doubt that I’ll be finding my way to a few more barbecues before the summer comes to an end. With some days at the park on the horizon, check out a few outfit options – for all less than $100!
In addition to the tastings from the participants, a silent auction, music entertainment and a cooking challenge, this year’s event will also include a mixology challenge.
The mixologists competing in this event are Devon Espinosa, Gia St. George and Chris Hewes. Check out more details on each of these mixologist here.
Plate by Plate is an event that will feature some of the best of Los Angeles’ and Orange County’s culinary culture, making it a food lovers’ dream. Over 40 restaurants, wineries and beverage purveyors will participate in this year’s event, which will take place on August 4th in Downtown Los Angeles at the beautiful Vibiana Cathedral. Check out a few of the event’s participants here and to find out more about the special online offer on tickets for Audrey readers for this incredible event!